A soundscape by Ishan Gupta, created from field recordings made while walking along River Betwa on Veditum’s Moving Upstream Fellowship.
A set of zines from walking the River Betwa, created by designer Kabini Amin, part of Veditum’s Moving Upstream fellowship program.
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Meeting the River [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]‘Day 1, 11 January: It’s 1 pm and we get our first sighting of the river. We have finally reached the banks of the Betwa. The sun is high in the sky, making its presence felt and the air smells like an afternoon meant for a siesta. We pause and rehydrateContinue reading “Moving Upstream: Betwa – Her people and their stories”
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”The Challenge:” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left”][vc_column_text]The?Moving Upstream:?Betwa?program is part of our?Moving Upstream?project series.?This open call is for applicants interested in tracing on foot a certain section of the Betwa River, documenting various facets according to the brief given to them. The first phase covered the stretch from the confluence with River Yamuna at Hamirpur upto Orchha. We’veContinue reading “Application call 2.0 – Betwa :Moving Upstream”
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”3139″ add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]The Betwa was a natural succession from walking the Ken river. Part of Veditum’s ‘Moving Upstream’ series of projects which aims to walk along Indian rivers to document & understand them, we initiated a fellowship to expand our perspective. A beautiful collaboration materialised with the Out of Eden Walk as partners forContinue reading “Walking along the Betwa – Moving Upstream”
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] When heading out on an adventure like walking along a river, it is standard practice to look at satellite imagery (topographic map prints till very recently) of the area of interest to chart out an informed plan of action. In preparation of our walk along the River Ken, we decided to do the sameContinue reading “Tracing origins – Walking along the Ken”
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In January 2018, I was invited to TEDxLNMIIT to share my story. The talk was designed considering the immediate audience of young college students, and the general distancing we observe from the cause & effect of human induced climate change. I presented ‘A case for slowing down - Walking along rivers in India’ and the ideaContinue reading “A case for slowing down – Walking along rivers in India [TEDx Talk]”
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Left, right, left, right, left, right In my head my legs are the extreme ends of a swinging pendulum, repeating the same movements, but surely getting somewhere. In that sense walking long distances is like a physical metaphor of time passing. And when walking in India, you pass through space and time while passingContinue reading “Walking, Stopping, Painting – Moving Upstream: Ganga”
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This is a guest blog by Nupur Agrawal. She had joined our Moving Upstream project and walked with us for almost 400kms from Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh to Gangotri, Uttarakhand along the Ganga as we documented the river. In the ongoing movement for gender equality, we feel it is imperative that everyone contributes in creating a more open society with equal opportunitiesContinue reading “Walking across India as a Woman – Moving Upstream”
This post is in continuation to: ‘Finding shade – Walking across India – Moving Upstream‘. These posts attempt at answering one of the most common questions that people ask in relation to our long walks, “how do you manage your stay while walking?”. The first part showed you glimpses from the first leg of the journey through the plains in WestContinue reading “Resting Spots – Walking across India – Moving Upstream”